Dhiraj Barla posted
Singing is my passion, my musical journey started off at a very young age. Initially it was just a hobby for me, I am the only one who can sing in my whole family (both mom and dad’s). So growing up was loads of fun, because whenever we attended family functions/get togethers I was always asked to sing. I used to like it a lot. That attention of people encouraged me to learn Classical Carnatic, but I was more interested in film music. I strongly feel that learning Carnatic helped me have my basics right.
I get inspired by a good melody provided it has very good lyrical value. Basically I sing songs that I like period. My inspirations in this big world of music start with Sri. S.P.Balasubrahmanyam garu, Sri. Yesudas, Mohd Rafi saab, Kishore daa, A.R.Rahman, Unni Krishnan, Jagjith Singh, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam and latest is Ash King (Dil Gira Dafathan – Delhi 6) I don’t think it will ever end.
I have miles to go before I can talk about my +ves. I believe in constant improvisation / inspiration. I think I am just an OK singer, things that I need to work more are my higher range, my nasal influences at certain parts of some songs, and sing all genres (contemporary, fast and peppy) of songs with right emotions and expressions.
My association with Muziboo started off as just another music community where I can upload my songs. But warmness of the people here surprised me especially NVK sir, George, Sashank, Kumaran, Adithi, Sudhathee, PB, AJ, TGK, Rakesh etc…. They were always there to encourage and critic me. I am really happy that I am part of a big family of musicians here, Please keep doing what you are doing. And I hope someday we all going to get there.
By the way, Sorry George, it took me a while to get here. This is an awesome discussion. Thanks for starting this.
Posted on January 27, 2009
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